Yea so the other thread doesn’t get bumped so I figured why not? I’ll just copy and paste what the original poster started it with:
Thought it would be a good idea to start a thread covering the upcoming releases for Criterion, generate discussion about whatever from the covers to the extras, although keep off in-depth discussions of the films to keep this thread from falling apart and straying from its point, which is just generate excitement about the releases and fuel the beast.
What do you all think of the TV digipak?
I really dislike that cover. It has the most convoluted visual destiny of any release I can think of. It looks like it was designed by a ten year old.
I kind of like the cover, it reminds me of 50s packaging. :)
I don’t know I kind of like it.
The one thing I think would have been cool is if they kept it like the picture. By this I mean do something similar to the Taxi Driver 2 disc, where the outer cover only covers half of it.
I’ve seen Requiem for a Heavyweight, it’s a pretty fun and silly movie.
That is the only opinion I have on that release.
So the following have been confirmed by Mulvaney:
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Charlie Chaplin’s Films
Kurosawa 25 Film Set
Two Josef Von Sternberg Films: Underworld and The Docks of New York
Ride with the Devils
More IFC Films
More Warner Brother Films
Does “more IFC films” leave potential for Antichrist to get the Criterion treatment??? That would seriously make my day…
Sorry to burst you bubble but….
“A Christmas Tale” and “Gomorrah” – both coming in November – are just two titles in a twelve-picture deal with IFC. While Mulvaney was mum on the other films in the works, we can tell you Antichrist will probably not be one of them
Any truth to the rumor that Malick’s “Badlands” is among the WB films getting the Criterion treatment?
There are no current WB releases scheduled, but the relationship established with Downhill Racer means more will eventually be coming.
Charlie Chaplin’s films? Weren’t most of his film given a proper release by Warner not too long ago?
Can’t we get some Buster Keaton appreciation from Criterion? His films are in desperate need of an upgrade.
I’m kind of curious about the “Downhill Racer,” “Gomorrah,” and “Golden Age of Television” releases myself. And “The Human Condition” looks epic.
Chaplin’s films are now OOP. Most if not all of Keaton’s films are available through KINO. There’s no reason for Criterion to release them.
Hey, new on this site, been following the Coming Soon thread for quite some time. Anyways, does anyone know anything about the Kurosawa 25 Film Set? And do you think any of the other Criterion Kurosawa films are going to be getting the blu-ray treatment like Kagemusha? (btw I know what happened to Ran BD, lol sucks)
Wait a second, Jon Mulvaney isn’t a real person?
Nice thanks for the site. I think the Kurosawa set is probably gonna be a boxset like the Essential Art House sets, gonna have to wait and see where that goes. Also The Charlie Chaplin Criterion Collection looks like it’s gonna be promising as well.
really looking forward to those von Sternberg silents being readily available, I saw them on vhs back in college but have been unable to watch them since. really good to see they’re coming out. the other stuff, meh.
Is Criterion run by the Kurasawa estate?
I feel like eventually they’re going to start releasing movies of his that he didn’t even make.
I like the cover, I have a few of those on video tape, There was a lot of rich writing and acting during that period of televison. Plays like Twelve Angry Men, Judgement at Nuremberg, Marty, Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh. Directors and Writers such as ,Sidney Lumet, George Roy Hill, Franklin Schafner, John Frankenheimer, Sidney Pollock, Robert Altman Delbert Mann ,Gore Vidal, Reginald Rose, Rod Serling, Abby Mann, Paddy Chayefsky, Tad Mosel all got there big breaks in television, i’m looking forward to it…and hopefully more.
Yay! Human Condition is a digipak!
Interesting reads, both the Criterion releases and the interview with Turell. Good stuff.
What’s so great about digi-paks? They’re so much more destructible than jewel cases. Used ones always have beat up corners and tears.
i dislike the cover. seemed like they started off with a decent concept involving the images gridded out, but the final execution failed. the typography is pretty bad. the type placement bleeds/overlaps into the images, and it comes across as a mistake more then an intentional choice. so honestly the type treatment ruined it for me. thus reinforcing the idea that typography is just as an important design element as images.
I wonder if the Kurosawa box set will be the mammoth release #500?
It’ll be nice to see a Criterion release of City Lights.
The Von Sternberg releases excite me, but where is The Last Command? That’s begging for a DVD release!
Dissappointed the golden age tv set does not include any Doobie Gillis. :)
Ryan: Nah, the Kurosawa set isn’t going to be one movie with #500 spine number, it’s gonna be a bunch of his movies in one boxset so it probably is gonna be an Essential Art House boxset or maybe an Ultimate Eclipse Series set. Because people who have collected most of Kurosawa’s movies won’t wanna rebuy all the same movies just for missing a couple of Kurosawa OOP/rare movies in there collection, well depends on how desperate they are, I guess.